DR SONIA BEN JAAFAR CEO, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education
The CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, one of the largest privately funded philanthropic education foundations in the Arab world, Ben Jaafar is focused on its mission of promoting education for over 200,000 Arab youth. With more than 20 years of experience in the education development sector globally, Ben Jaafar fosters partnerships to promote high impact sustainable solutions to educational challenges.
The former managing director of EduEval Consulting, she has spearheaded major projects that focus on ensuring inclusive quality education and cultivated partnerships with governments, international agencies, and multinational corporations. Ben Jaafar has a PhD in Educational Leadership and a master’s degree in Curriculum Studies from the University of Toronto. Passionate about education for good, she says: “I am a mum who is trying to make the world a better place.”